Personally I always find it quite sad when fellow teachers criticise each other and what they do in primary/secondary. I'm sure secondary colleagues find it frustrating when children come up to them without a grasp of basics just as primary colleagues find it frustrating when children visit them in year 7 to report that they are doing easier work than they were in year 6 and that they are bored. The two issues in my opinion are that the curriculum is so packed now with things which were previously in the secondary curriculum that children do not have time to really consolidate the basics they need as they need to move on to the next thing. The second issue is that parental support is at an all time low. The number of children entering school who then need to be taught to use the toilet, hold a knife and fork, interact with other children etc is on the increase. I hope we get to a point where we start to actually place responsibility for a child's education and development on the parents and not solely on the shoulders of teachers.